Photo and Commentary by Rebecca Tanzella
Beverly was founded in 1626. Residents describe their city as the birthplace of the United States Navy. The first ship commissioned by the Navy first sailed from Beverly Harbor. The "Hannah" was the name of the ship that hit sail. It was ordered by George Washington as the first warship of the continental Navy. On September fifth 1775 the Hannah sailed from Glover Wharf in Beverly. Now Glover Wharf is known as Glover Wharf Municipal Marina. Beverly Harbor is used by many sailors every summer. Beverly Harbor offers a variety of services, as well as, pump put facilities, transient moorings, rental ships, and various marine services.
In two hundred years Beverly Harbor will still be known as Beverly Harbor "birthplace of the United States Navy." The picture that I took will still look the same as the years go by. It has immortality and will not change. The water may rise a bit because of the ice glaciers that are melting in the north but the history of Beverly Harbor will not change. It will always be known as the harbor that "The Hannah" first sailed out of. That time in history you could never replace or forget about.